NOW® International was founded in 2000 to be the export arm of NOW® Foods as the company’s popularity with international consumers began to grow exponentially. Since its inception NOW® International has extended the reach of the NOW® brand to more than 80 countries, making NOW® one of the most popular brands of natural health products in the world. NOW International has a dedicated multi-lingual sales team and documentation team whose goal is to provide superior customer service by meeting the needs of our valued international distributors and customers. With more than a decade of experience in international markets, NOW® International is very familiar with the documentation needed for international product registrations and exports. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with the issues that can arise with international shipments and stand ready to help our customers navigate the intricacies of natural health product importation and exportation.
NOW® International’s parent company, NOW® Foods, was founded in 1968 and has since grown to become a world-class manufacturer of more than 1,400 health products including dietary supplements, natural and organic foods, personal care, and sports nutrition. NOW’s mission is “To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.” NOW® firmly believes that natural products are better for health and well-being, which is why the company utilizes natural, organic and non-GMO (non-genetically modified) ingredients whenever possible.
NOW® is an ‘A’-rated GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) manufacturer with the Natural Products Association (NPA) and is compliant with United States Food and Drug Administration’s cGMP regulations. The company owns and operates one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated laboratory facilities in the natural products industry, including in-house microbiology, methods development, and analytical laboratories, among others. NOW® employs more than 100 quality control and assurance professionals, including six Ph.D.s, two M.D.s, and a board-certified toxicologist, who are truly passionate about the science of natural products. NOW’s Methods Development Group is credited with the development of analytical methods for glucosamine and S-adenosyl-methionine (SAMe), which have been shared with the entire industry, directly improving the quality of these products through accurate analyses.
NOW® International utilizes the full breadth of NOW’s significant resources to offer our customers truly outstanding products coupled with superior customer service and a unique understanding of the international natural products marketplace. We travel to several international trade shows annually to meet with distributors and customers, and we travel in search of new markets and new prospects. Over the past decade NOW® International has grown into one of the most respected export divisions in the United States, as evidenced by the awards we’ve been honored with, which include:
Export Achievement Certificate – U.S. Department of Commerce – 2003
E-Award for Excellence in Exports – U.S. Secretary of Commerce – 2008
E-Star Award for Excellence in Exports – U.S. Secretary of Commerce - 2010
Exporter of the Year – U.S. Commercial News – 2009
Illinois Governor’s Export Award – 2009 and 2011
In addition, NOW® Foods has won numerous awards over the years, including two-time Manufacturer of the Year, #1 selling brand in independent natural health product stores (SPINS), and best full line of supplements. The company has also won numerous awards for individual products, environmental and sustainability initiatives, industry advocacy, community support, and more. NOW® also gives generously to charities around the world, and the company often matches employee charitable contributions.
NOW® International stands ready to assist our valued distributors and customers with a wealth of expertise and experience in international exports. Contact us today to find out how, together, we can provide high-quality nutritional products to consumers worldwide and help people lead healthier lives.